Three of the biggest stars in country music -- Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean -- open up about their influences and plans for the future.
McGraw's music video for the hit single, "Humble and Kind," debuts on the singer's Facebook page on Thursday, and he explains how he got the video to match the "special" quality of the song.
"I was running on the treadmill one morning and I saw the Belief series of Oprah's that was coming on and I saw the 30-second trailer of it and I thought, 'That's it! That's the look that I want this video to have!'" McGraw says. "I made a few phone calls to a few friends and she agreed to let us use the footage for the video."
Humble and Kind
This song is so special to me. I really wanted a video that showed the universality of the message of Humble and Kind. Thanks to Wes Edwards for executing this vision and to Oprah Winfrey for lending us scenes of Belief from all over the world. I hope you like it as much as I do.Posted by Tim McGraw on Thursday, January 21, 2016
While McGraw found inspiration in Oprah Winfrey, Rhett was actually inspired by McGraw himself early in his career. McGraw's music clearly put Rhett on the right track, as the "Die a Happy Man" singer has topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 11 weeks.
Rhett says he owes all his success to Lauren, the girl he met in the first grade and who eventually became his wife.
"I definitely wrote ['Die a Happy Man'] with her in mind," Rhett says. "All the lyrics are kind of about us and our marriage and our relationship."
The music video for the song features footage of the couple on vacation in Hawaii, showing some major PDA.
Another country couple that can't keep their hands off each other is Aldean, 38, and his 27-year-old bride, Brittany Kerr. The newlyweds got hitched last year and they're already planning on kids.
"She's a lot younger than I am, so I got to make this happen quick," Aldean says about starting a family. "I don't want to be the old dad."